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How can marriage be good for mental health?

How can marriage be good for mental health?

The couples were measured for physiological responses like heart rate and respiration. Later, trained coders analyzed the tapes for emotional responses such as anger, sadness and humor. “These give us a pretty good snapshot of the nature of their relationship,” says...

Healthy families: Replacing bad habits with good ones

Healthy families: Replacing bad habits with good ones

Trying to stop a bad habit can take a lot of effort. The thing you try to “fight” or push away, can easily become the focus of your mind. The more you try to stop thinking of chocolate, the more you can obsess about it. From a psychological perspective, it is always...

What you didn’t know about children in the middle ages

What you didn’t know about children in the middle ages

One particularly odd (and persistent) myth about the medieval world, recently brought back to life in the pages of The Economist, is the idea that childhood "didn't exist" in the Middle Ages and that parents had a "relative lack of interest" in their offspring.

The continuing importance of the family

The continuing importance of the family

Child-development experts agree that almost any family, however imperfect, is better than none at all. It does not even have to last for ever, only long enough to provide a safe and warm space for those crucial early years. That is just as well, because today’s...

Chinese terminology: ‘naked marriage’

Chinese terminology: ‘naked marriage’

This new term has become popular recently among Chinese netizens and it has a special meaning: getting married without a house, car, diamond ring or a proper wedding ceremony.

10 New Year’s resolutions for your family in 2019

10 New Year’s resolutions for your family in 2019

Happy New Year: As the year 2018 comes to a close, it is time to make to resolutions for the next year. Here are some resolutions for 2019, which parents can make with their children, for a happy and prosperous year ahead.

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